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Don’t worry, be happy …

When it comes to the really big issues – e.g. such as instances of life imitating art, or perhaps vice versa – the world can sometimes get its knickers in a twist. We have all heard real or apocryphal tales of screenwriters submitting to Hollywood producers diligently-researched and [...]

December 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

Realism – for and against

Today I provide links for Rusters who might be interested in either photography and/or generally to two items that appear today upon the website of the Daily Mail: Firstly, whilst some may scoff at the practice of colourising vintage photographs, here’s a report by Charlotte Dean upon a set [...]

December 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

With apologies for going there

By now most Rusters will be aware both of my thesis that the UK Establishment (covering politicians and the supposed ‘great and good’) is comprised primarily of arrogant, self-interested, pompous bounders whose regard for democracy and indeed the vast bulk of the population is essentially [...]

December 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

What goes around, comes around

I could not but smile as I read my colleague Arthur Nelson’s post yesterday [The Problem With Oldies, 8th December] because it illustrated one, perhaps extreme, angle on the world of those of us ‘beyond a certain age’. However, it is not the only one. If you hold to the view – as I do – [...]

December 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

A Christmas fuss about nothing?

With apologies to all Rusters who have already seen it and already formed a view, today I wished to comment upon this year’s BBC One short promotional film for Christmas which – as anyone who reads the newspapers and/or follows social media will know – has become a source of some [...]

December 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

The problem with oldies

Though it hurts me to say it (because I am one) we urgently need to get a grip on the problem of old people. Well, the wrong sort of old people. Yesterday I drove to my local Sainsburys in order to do a food shop mid-morning – I mention the fact is was a Sainsburys only because it was one: I [...]

December 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

How things used to be

No doubt like other Rusters, I occasionally come across items or stories on the internet that are interesting enough to warrant being shared with others. Here’s one I came across earlier today – a report by Brendan McFadden upon ‘London – Then And Now’ made possible by [...]

December 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

A difficult topic

Rape – not least its relationship with UK law – is a complicated subject that affects us all and, of course, especially women. There is widespread concern in some quarters about the apparent ‘gap’ that exists between the number of actual rapes and those those result in [...]

December 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

Reflections upon an extraordinary day

I don’t know what other Rusters were doing yesterday but for the most part I ‘did my thing’ against a backdrop of the developing political situation in the House of Commons which – for want of anything better to do and in my capacity as a semi-official observer – I followed at various [...]

December 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

More banking woes

The subject of poor banking service is one visited by our correspondents and yesterday I fell victim to it. In using an ATM first thing yesterday the machine retained my card for no reason nor explanation. This means that for the second time in a few months I have to undertake the rigmarole of [...]

December 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

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